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Subtracting is the same as taking away

When things are subtracted there are less of them

Here are 4 blocks.

If we take away 2 blocks

We will have 2 blocks



If we write this as a sum it will look like


If we have 5 hearts and take away 3 hearts we will have 2 hearts

5 hearts3 hearts

2 hearts


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Subtracting. Available: Last accessed

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